About the CGJ

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Geriatrics Journal (CGJ) is a peer-reviewed and open access publication that is a home for innovative aging research of a high quality aimed at improving the health and the care provided to older persons residing in Canada and outside our borders. While we gratefully accept submissions from researchers outside our country, we are committed to encouraging aging research by Canadians. The CGJ is targeted to family physicians with training or an interest in the care of older persons, specialists in geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatrists, and members of other health disciplines with a focus on gerontology.

The CGJ publishes papers dealing with aging and the clinical care of older persons and welcomes original research, short reports, reviews (narrative reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses), guidelines, perspectives, editorials, commentaries, letters to the editor, and reflective pieces (book reviews and humanities). View our Author Guidelines for more information.


Canadian Geriatrics Society
20 Crown Steel Drive, Unit 6
Markham, Ontario, L3R 9X9
Email: cgs@secretariatcentral.com

Peer Review Policy

All manuscripts are initially reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, and if appropriate, will be assigned to an Associate Editor. If the paper is judged to be suitable for possible publication, it will be sent to two or more external reviewers using our database of experts. All articles undergo this process with the exception of Letters to the Editor, Commentaries, Editorials, Guest Editorials, and Book Reviews, which are based on the decision of the Editor, who may ask experts on the merit of their contents.

CGJ employs a single-blind review process. The identities of the reviewers are kept confidential, but the identity of the author or authors is made known to the reviewers. The manuscript under review is not revealed to anyone other than the reviewers and editorial staff. Reviewers are required to maintain confidentiality about the manuscripts they review.

Authors should expect to receive an initial decision on their manuscript within 12–16 weeks of submission. If revision of the manuscript is required, the authors must submit within three weeks of the request. If accepted for publication, articles will be published with 6-9 months of acceptance.

Publication Frequency

The CGJ is an open-access publication available online and is published four times per year in March, June, September, and December.

Copyright of any article published in the CGJ is retained by the author(s). Authors grant the Canadian Geriatrics Society (Publisher) a License to Publish their final article in the Journal and exclusive rights upon acceptance. Articles published in the Journal are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0). This license allows others to download original works and share them with others providing they credit the author and the publication, but users cannot change them in any way or use the materials commercially.

Open Access Policy

All articles published in the CGJ are open access and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use and distribution, provided the original work is properly cited. CGJ readers are entitled to use, reproduce, distribute, or display these articles provided that:

  • the original authorship is properly and fully attributed;
  • the journal and publisher (Canadian Geriatrics Society) are attributed as the original place of publication with the correct citation details provided;
  • no articles are reproduced for commercial use without the prior consent of the Canadian Geriatrics Society and payment of the appropriate fee.

Definition of Commercial Use

The use of material from the CGJ that is for the commercial gain of the user and/or their employing institution. This includes:

  • re-use by a non-author, third party or other publishers of an article or parts of an article in another publication (journal or book) to be sold for commercial purposes.
  • the distribution of multiple prints or electronic copies of an article(s) from the journal to a third party for marketing purposes.
  • re-use by an author of parts of or all of an article in other publications from commercial organizations. Permission for this kind of reuse must be obtained from the publisher.

For permission to make any kind of commercial use of material from CGJ, written permission must be granted by the Canadian Geriatrics Society, who retains the right to levy an appropriate fee. See Permissions & Licensing.

Permissions & Licensing

To seek permission for the commercial use of material published in CGJ, please contact:

Canadian Geriatrics Society
20 Crown Steel Drive, Unit 6
Markham, Ontario, L3R 9X9
Email: cgs@secretariatcentral.com

The publisher, the Canadian Geriatrics Society, retains the right to levy an appropriate fee.


CGJ is covered by the following major indexes, aggregators, and services:

  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
  • Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Scopus
  • ProQuest
  • Crossref
  • Google Scholar
  • Cabells Database


All articles published in the CGJ are sent immediately upon online publication, without further intervention from the author, to PubMed Central (PMC), the National Library of Medicine’s full-text article archive. Manuscripts deposited to PMC are freely available to the public, via the Internet, upon publication in the journal.

For authors, please see the Journal’s “Self Archiving Policy”.


The Canadian Geriatrics Society (the Publisher), the Canadian Geriatrics Society Scholarship Foundation, the editorial team, and Multimed Inc. shall not be liable for any of the views expressed by the authors published in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal, nor shall these opinions necessarily reflect those of the publisher. All articles published represent the views of the authors and do not reflect the policy of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal, the Canadian Geriatrics Society Scholarship Foundation, the Canadian Geriatrics Society, or Multimed Inc. The publisher, editors, and authors do not assume liability for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising from this publication.